Monday, November 27, 2006

Ignoring Truth vs. Telling Lies

There are articles like Al Jazeera’s that do not report where Walid Hassan’s body was found, and there is an article on Electronic Iraq that states ‘his body was found with three gunshot wounds to the head in the east Baghdad neighbourhood of Yarmouk.'*

Yarmouk is in west Baghdad, not east Baghdad. Electronic Iraq’s source was ‘Reporters Without Borders’. Reporting that Hassan’s body was found in east Baghdad implies that he was murdered by Shia. In my opinion, it is better to ignore the truth than to tell a lie, even if it is an ‘innocent’ mistake.

*After five days, Electronic Iraq has corrected their mistake.

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